Beaumont, Texas: World's Largest Fire Hydrant - Former
Fire Museum of Texas
A large, Dalmatian-spotted fireplug, leftover from a movie promotion, is in front of the Fire Museum of Texas. It's now the world's third largest fire hydrant. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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After reading about this fire hydrant, I decided to check it out as I was heading to LA from CA. Was pretty easy to find. I chatted with a few firefighters who were there with their pumper truck.[Daniel Ponti, 01/25/2010]
Home of the big fire hydrant, the Fire Museum of Texas first opened in 1984 and is housed in the historic 1927 Beaumont Fire Department Headquarters Station.
On the first floor of the free museum, visitors can explore the extensive collection of fire engines and firefighting equipment that dates back to 1856. Walk around the Hand Drawn Tub Pumper from 1856 and the Aerial Ladder Truck from 1909. Don't miss the 1931 Light Truck that was sent to the New London School Explosion in 1937 and the Texas City Disaster in 1947. See the Gamewell Call Box Alarm System that was used before there were telephones!
Children can play on the firetruck simulator and visit the miniature house upstairs in the Children's Activity Center.[Carol Gary, 01/19/2008]
The field has been filled with a walkway containing memorial bricks. There is a memorial to the firefighters who lost their lives on September 11. And the entire block is surrounded by normal-sized fire hydrants painted with the Dalmation spots.
Historic Crocket Street is only two blocks away and sports some pretty good night life.[Doug Farmer, 04/23/2007]
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- Edison Museum, Beaumont, TX - < 1 mi.
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